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Obama, Romney gear up for final, decisive debate

BACK TO BUSINESS:Having engaged in jokey banter on Thursday, the two competitors on Friday traded insults, with Obama saying his rival is suffering from ‘Romnesia’

AFP, FAIRFAX, Virginia

Obama won both states in 2008, but as a measure of the tightness of this year’s contest, the two are now up for grabs, with Florida leaning toward Romney, according to a widely read poll average by Web site RealClearPolitics.

Tomorrow night both men will be in the Sunshine State, in Boca Raton for a televised debate focused on foreign affairs.

Going into the campaign, Obama was seen as strong on foreign policy, thanks to his withdrawal of US troops from Iraq and decision to order a mission that killed al-Qaeda kingpin Osama bin Laden.

However, Romney’s camp has hammered the president on his handling of the Middle East, accusing him of neglecting ally Israel and of underestimating the threat of extremist passions unleashed by the Arab Spring revolts.

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